Sunday 10th April 2022

Cotswold Water Park West     In the Pit 57/41 area birds this evening included a Brambling, 100+ Sand Martins, two COMMON TERNS and a SEDGE WARBLER. (David Creber). SEDGE WARBLERS in song at Pits 41 (probably same) and Pit 87, two Egyptian Geese at Pit 57 and five Bramblings in trees by Pit 42. Shorncote to Pit 87 a Little Ringed Plover, a calling Water Rail, a Kingfisher, two Sand Martins and a Willow Warbler. (Andy Jayne).

Cleeve Hill     Up to three RING OUZELS still today at the head of the valley. (Tom & Greg Mabbett/Ken Hurcombe/Alex Sumner/MK). A male REDSTART at the top of the valley at 8:45am briefly. (MK).

Redstart by Mike King

Ring Ouzel by Mike King

Frampton     Immature and adult LITTLE GULLS at the Sailing Lake this morning. (James Darke). Also today two House Martins, a Common Sandpiper, a Willow Warbler, 30+Sand Martins, eight Swallows, 36 Chiffchaffs, 31 Blackcaps, six Cetti’s Warblers, 62 Barnacle Geese, 30 Greylags, an Egyptian Goose, a Ross’s Goose, two Oystercatchers, two Teal, four Gadwalls and 91 Tufted Ducks. (Nick Goatman).

Charlton Kings Common     Two singing Tree Pipits, eight Yellowhammers and 30+ Linnets this morning. (Chris Furley).

Forest of Dean    Two Tree Pipits singing at Yew Tree Brake this morning ,also two Willow Warblers at Woorgreens. (Rob Husbands).

Stinchcombe Hill    Tree Pipit and Red Kite over this afternoon and few Swallows through. Three male Wheatears on the 7th fairway this evening. (James Robinson).

Chavenage Lane area     80+ Stock Doves feeding in a field and at nearby Barton End, a male and female Wheatear. (Terry Grant).

Roel Gate    At Roel Grain Store early evening, four Yellowhammers, Skylarks singing, 2+ Corn Buntings, one singing, four Moorhens, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

Ashleworth Ham    Early morning two Curlews roosting, at least five Snipe flew out early and seven flushed later in the morning, two Wigeon and only Chiffchaffs singing. (Mike Smart). A colour ringed Great White Egret (white ‘AAR’ on red) late afternoon. This bird was ringed as a chick on the Somerset levels. (Gus Ariss).

Great White Egret by Gus Ariss

Stonehouse     At Stanley Downton a Raven seeing off a Buzzard and c20 House Martins at the sewage works. At least six calling Chiffchaffs. At Bridgend a pair of Buzzards and a pair of Sparrowhawks circling high above the garden this afternoon. A Buzzard pair, very high, back north to south late afternoon. Two Red Kites reported over Doverow hill between 11am and 3pm per Nigel Lusty. (Paul Sutton).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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